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|A Collection of Coats of Arms Borne by the Nobility and Gentry of the County of Gloucester 1792 For anyone with an interest in the Heraldry and Coats of Arms of the County of Gloucestershire this is an invaluable publication providing images of all registered coats of arms. This book was loaned to the Archive CD Books Project by John Adey, a director of Family History Research Limited. Ref IE5121 Price £14.50|
Memorials of Old Gloucestershire 1912
First published in London and republished here on fully searchable CD-Rom. Fully indexed and containing 385 printed pages, edited by Peter Hampson Ditchfield the prolific author of many authorative publications on rural England. This edition contains well over 100 illustrations and presents a fascinating miscellany on the extremely diverse and fascinating county.
Ref IE5058 Price £14.90
|The Gentleman's Magazine Library 1731-1868, Durham, Essex and Gloucestershire. The original Gentleman's Magazine contained articles on a vast array of subjects, including lots of wonderful topographical pieces. In 1891 George Gomme republished all of these topograhical articles but edited and indexed them into county specific order. Each of Gomme's works contains between two and four separate counties, with a single common index. An absolute goldmine of information about the county, its people and its places. Ref 0773gls Price £13.50.|
|The Complete Parish Officer 1772. This is one of the most important resources that we have seen, and one that should be of great interest to all family historians. Published in 1772 it was the handbook of the duties and responsibilities of the Parish Officer. It includes the duties of the overseers of the poor, the power in relieving, employing and settling, etc. of poor persons; the laws relating to the poor, and settlements, and the statutes concerning masters and servants. The right of Settlement was something that was of great concern to all of our ancestors. Basically, to be able to have right of settlement in a parish, one had to be born there, married there or serving an apprenticeship there. Proof was all-important, especially if a person became destitute and needed support from the parish. Parish officers would have people literally evicted and transported to another parish under such circumstances. What happened about bastardy? What obligations does an apprentice have to his master and vice-versa? This book describes it all, together with the supporting laws.Other sections of the book include the authority and duty of constables, tithingmen, etc.; churchwardens, how they should be chosen, their duties, church accounts, repairing of churches, etc. There are some very interesting punishments for not attending church and keeping to the rules! There is a section on surveying the highways, Scavengers, methods of taxation of the highways, and laws. And finally, the duties and powers of Watchmen. Ref 0766gls Price £16.60.|
|Bennett's History of Tewkesbury. A comprehensive history of Tewkesbury, dating from Roman times to 1830 when the book was published. It describes the landscape, early history, military transactions, important historical occurrences as well as the facilities such as churches, the Abbey, schools etc It has a survey of the Manor translated form the Domesday book and descriptions of some of the hamlets in the Tewkesbury parish. This book will be of significant interest to those with Tewkesbury ancestors. Ref 1148 Price £15.70.|
|Tewkesbury Registers 1830-39. A fantastic, anecdotal history of Tewkesbury. The book holds many extras that could be invaluable to your family history research, including, a list of those who died in a cholera outbreak with details of the way they died, their address and occupation. It lists marriages and deaths, of people originating from outside the area, so if you're ancestor disappears but is known to be in the Tewkesbury area, try this book! It has a delightful chronology of anecdotes and news items, which form an excellent picture of life in Tewkesbury during this period. The index makes it easy to locate names, places or particular events.This book complements the 1832 and 1835 Poll Books well as it has detailed descriptions of the elections, how they were carried out, and even who supported whom. Depsite Mr Dowedswell winning the election, it's clear he wasn't necessarily the favourite choice,"A most disgraceful outrage was contemplated on Wednesday, the day intended for the chairing of the (elected) members: it having however, come to the knowledge of the committee of Mr Dowedeswell that dangerous missiles and filth of the most offensive description, had been conveyed to the tops of the houses in Barton street for the purpose of annoying that gentleman in his progress, it was deemed prudent by his friends to advise him to forego the ceremony of chairing." Ref 1150 Price £15.70.|
|Tewkesbury Registers 1840-49. Very similar to the book above but for the years 1840-49. The book also has a chronology of history and anecdotes, lists of marriages and deaths of people from outside the area as well as details about the facilities and antiquities of the town. A fascinating history of the town, a real must for those with Tewkesbury ancestors. Ref 1149 Price £15.60.|
|Bibliotheca Gloucestrensis - John Washburn
1825. An extremely rare and important book which
Gloucestershire researchers have discussed and coveted for nearly two hundred
years. We have been incredibly fortunate to have been loaned a copy which
we have now scanned and made available on CD so that all of those with Gloucestershire
interests can benefit from its contents.From the title page:'A collection
of rare and curious tracts relating to the county and City of Gloucester;
illustrative, and published during the Civil War; with an historical introduction,
notes and an appendix'.A superb documentary history of a city and county
which played a huge role in the outcome of the civil war. The book contains
many refences to ordinary people who played a part in the conflict.
Ref 0812-B Price £18.20
|Gloucestershire 1730 Magna Britannia, Cox What can we say? Almost three hundred years old, this book, written by Cox was published in 1730 describing the history of the county and its people from earliest times, and has descriptions and history of each of the places in the county.Superb scanned images of the original pages, which, although they are in the old type style of the period, are very readable, and most certainly fascinating. Superb early background information about the county for historians and genealogists. Unusually, the book still has its original map (1695) by Robert Morden, a collectors piece in its own right. This exceptionally rare book can now be seen by anyone. Ref 0252 Price £12.80|
|Gloucestershire - Bigland 4 CD set Simply
the most important work for genealogists with Gloucestershire interests.
If you only buy one CD book for Gloucestershire, then this is the one! Digitised
from the original books of the first edition of 1786. Ralph Bigland started
his work about 1750, and worked for some 30 years transcribing the gravestones
of many Gloucestershire church yards, and then produced papers describing
each place in detail. On his death, the work was published in 1786 in two
huge volumes by his son, Richard Bigland, and included many beautiful engravings.This
huge book 11.5" wide, 18" deep and 3" thick (with a CD shown
here for scale) is liberally illustrated with the most beautiful high quality
engravings of places and churches. Each place is described, together with
its history, but the main feature of the book is its transcriptions of gravestones
and monuments in each parish church and grave yard.... made in the period
from 1750 to 1781. Almost all of these gravestones have since disappeared
or have become illegible by weathering, and it is this information which
is so valuable to family historians. Bigland did his work 1750 to 1778 ish...
he compiled 2 volumes from his work, but they were not published... he died.
He got up to "N" in the alphabet of places. A couple of years
after his death, his son published the completed work of his father... in
two volumes, I & II (although they were bound as one large book). These
is the original book which I scanned. The second volume appears to be truncated,
and it didn't, like the first volume, contain an index. So it is complete
as far as it went at the time.... except for the fact that I managed to
purchase a copy of that *original* Bigland book, and it is this which we
put onto CD.
|Highways and Byways in Gloucestershire. This book will always popular with those having Gloucestershire ancestors. Written in by Edward Hutton, with illustrations by Hugh Thompson, and published in 1932, it gives a tour around all of the towns and villages, with their history and antiquities, churches and people. Absolutely fascinating reading, and great background information for your family history. Lots of excellent illustrations too, which you can use in your own family history book. Ref 0813 Price £14.40|
|Deerhurst - A Parish in the Vale of Gloucester. Written in the 1880's this is a wonderful history of the parish with details of the church and priory there.There are also sections dealing with subjects such as houses, parish registers, church accounts, local families, legends and the physical features of the parish. Ref 0544 Price £11.80|
|Gloucestershire: Little Guide. A super little book, first published in by J. Charles Cox in 1914. It contains information about towns and villages in the county, 28 illustrations and photograph plus 6 maps and plans including a fabulously detailed county map. General information included in this publication covers population and divisions, general physical features, scenery and woodland, communications, flora and fauna, history, worthies, industries and antiquities. Ref 0688 Price £11.80|
|The Forest of Dean, Gloucestershire (1858). Published in 1858, this lovely book by H. G. Nicholls covers the complete history and present state of the Forest of Dean (the part of Gloucestershire west of the River Severn, and bordering Herefordshire and Monmouthshire). Towns and villages and their development as the Forest was opened up, the Forest and its ancient Royal Charter, churches and chapels, geology, industry. Just about everything there is to know about the district up to 1858. Includes maps and lots of illustrations. Ref 0058 Price £11.80|
|History of Mangotsfield. Our
Parish - A History of Mangotsfield and Downend.by The Rev. A. Emlyn Jones.
Published 1889. Ref 0059 Price £11.80
|Farm Day Book and Accounts. Gloucestershire 1894-1950. The Farm Day Books and Accounts of James Hulbert and his son Edward George Hulbert of Hawkesbury and Swindon Village, Gloucestershire.A unique insight into farming from before 1900 and the first half of the last century. Contains lots of references to other people, suppliers, workers, etc.Original hand written documents. Ref 0413 Price £14.60|
|Gloucester in National History.
Includes a map by Speed of Gloucester city in 1610. Chapters cover the history
of Gloucester during Roman, Saxon, and Norman times. Also included are chapters
on Milo of Gloucester, The Struggle for National Freedom 1154-1265, Kings
and Parliaments 1274 - 1687, the Siege of Gloucester 1643 - 1645, the Methodist
revival, Municipal and ecclesiastical Gloucester.A very early history of
a city that has played a major role in National events. Excellent background
information for family historians. Ref 1192 Price £14.60
|The History of Cirencester. A very comprehensive history of this ancient town, from it's days as "Corinium" the Roman City to the nineteenth century when this book was published. The book describes the memorable events of the town as well as the history of it's religion, government, trades and industry, transport, public buildings, institutions and the towns environs. It is illustrated with maps of the old market place and sketches of important buildings. A very early history book that will provide lots of background information for those with ancestors from this area. Ref 1241 Price £9.50|
|The Story of Some English Shires. Revd Mandell Creighton 1897. Wonderful historical accounts of seventeen English counties including:Northumberland, Durham, Yorkshire, Cumberland, Westmoreland, Lancashire, Cheshire, Shropshire, Staffordshire, Derbyshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire & Herefordshire. Ref 1028 Price £17.80|
|Maps Vol 11 Maps - Gloucestershire,
Herefordshire, Oxfordshire and Shropshire. An incredibly
useful resource! Really high quality digitised maps that you can zoom in
and in to see the finest detail.Illustrate your family history book by copying
and pasting all or parts of these maps into your documents.
Bristol 1794, 1886, 1897, 1914
Gloucestershire 1642, 1695, 1730, 1831, 1842, 1870, 1879, 1897, 1902,1910, 1914, 1923, 1927, 1939 (Some also include inset Gloucester maps)
Herefordshire 1695, 1831, 1842, 1895, 1909, 1934
Oxfordshire 1695, 1831, 1844, 1847, 1864, 1869, 1939
Shropshire 1695, 1828, 1831, 1844, 1870, 1895, 1906, 1909, 1913 and 1934
Ref 0007-11 Price £11.90
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